Delaware’s Best Kept Secret: Historic New Castle

Houses for Sale in Delaware Offer Nearby Cultural Riches

Celebrated for its rich colonial heritage and vibrant cultural offerings, historic New Castle is second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number of historic structures.  Less than ten minutes from downtown Wilmington, this quaint village spans just over three square miles and is widely considered one of the most significant colonial villages in the country. The township was originally settled by the Dutch West India Company back in 1651, and through local preservation efforts continues to dazzle visitors with its picturesque location overlooking the Delaware River. Also known as “Old New Castle,” this active residential community boasts a variety of fascinating museums, shops, fine dining establishments, and hundreds of historic buildings.

Townhouses in Delaware just minutes from historic New Castle

Whether you’re a history buff or an art aficionado, you’ll fall in love with the cobblestone streets, quaint inns and quirky shops of historic New Castle. The area is home to nearly 5,000 permanent residents who occupy grand federal homes that have been passed down over the generations.

Popular attractions include the Read House and Gardens– one of the leading examples of federal architecture in America – and the lovingly preserved Amstel House, constructed in 1738. Browse colonial artifacts from the 17th century at the Dutch House Museum, and feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. If you’re visiting this month, the town is featuring several exciting events that take full advantage of the glorious spring weather.

  • May 17: Plein Air Preview Party and Art Sale – Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks as you browse the works of 30 artists who’ve painted their most treasured New Castle spots. The party will take place at the Academy Building on the Green, from 5-9:30 p.m.
  • May 18: A Day in Old New Castle – Take a tour through some of the nation’s oldest homes, free of charge! The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library Museums are free to special ticket holders from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Thomas Tear at 302-540-7111 for ticket information.

  • May 18 through December 29: Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses – a fun new exhibit at The Old Library Museum that delves into the fabled history of New Castle drinking establishments – both legal and illicit – since the 17th century. Entrance is free; Weekends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Looking for new condos in Delaware? Try Darley Green

If the riverfront dining, shopping and famous attractions of historic New Castle sound enticing, why not live close to all the action? Situated in Claymont, Darley Green’s new townhouses in Delawareare just fifteen minutes from the rich cultural heritage of this colonial town, and five minutes from downtown Wilmington. On top of this prime location, don’t forget that Delaware has no sales tax and one of the lowest property taxes in the country!

When considering the current market for new condos in Delaware, Darley Green ticks all the right boxes: custom finishes, convenient location, proximity to excellent public and private schools, and a variety of floor plans to choose from. And with prices starting in the low $200’s you’ll be hard-pressed to find such affordable luxury living elsewhere.

Our two and three-story model homes are available for viewing any day between 11AM and 6PM. To learn more about this innovative master-planned community, please contact Amy Maluski, Community Sales Manager, at 302.655.2600.